Improvement on EVESPA for Beamforming and Direction of Arrival Estimation

  • Emmanuel Racine1Email author and

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    • Dominic Grenier1

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      EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20112011:283020

      DOI: 10.1155/2011/283020

      Received: 9 September 2010

      Accepted: 22 February 2011

      Published: 13 March 2011


      This paper presents an alternative estimation procedure of the generalized steering matrix of the sources in EVESPA, suitable for both beamforming and direction of arrival estimation. It is shown how the estimation of such a matrix can be restricted to that of its corresponding coefficient matrix in the signal subspace, providing both performance enhancement and computational complexity reduction. Performance comparison through numerical simulations is presented to confirm the effectiveness of the proposed procedure.

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      Authors’ Affiliations

      Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Laval University 1065


      © Emmanuel Racine and Dominic Grenier. 2011

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